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Close-Up (2011)

"CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately ... See full summary »

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Jose E. Cruz Jr.

Writer:

Jose E. Cruz Jr. (screenplay)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Paul Costello ... Straggler
Valentina Mohle Valentina Mohle ... Freebird
Alan Ruck ... The LA Director
Ryan Dunn ... The Drug Dealer
Brian Anthony Wilson ... The NA Mentor
Jacqui Schneider Jacqui Schneider ... The Wife
Brian Gallagher ... Owner of the Garage
Jensen Jacobs ... The Sister (as Jensen Bucher)
Angel R. Sanchez II Angel R. Sanchez II ... The New Boyfriend (as Angel Sanchez)
Gabby Gariffo Gabby Gariffo ... The Daughter
Joe Gariffo Joe Gariffo ... Noodle Head
Jeremy Ganter Jeremy Ganter ... Freebird's Boyfriend
Phil DiMaio Phil DiMaio ... Actor in Swooped
Nicole Cinaglia ... Actress in Swooped
Maggie Cogswell Maggie Cogswell ... Casting Director
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Storyline

"CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately tries to regain everything he has lost in his life; his wife and child, his job, and his pride, before it's too late. Over the course of one day on New Years Eve in New York City, a young vibrant woman, Freebird, shows him how to stand up, discover himself and move on with his life. Written by Jose Cruz Jr.

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When do we stop running from Life?

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

The script called for the characters to see an off Broadway play but with not enough time to obtain rights to a play, director 'Jose E. Cruz Jr' liked Shaun Paul Costello's idea of turning the feature Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011) into a stage play. See more »

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